8th Class English Articles Practice Exercise

Practice Exercise

Category : 8th Class

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Fill in the blanks with Definite Article.  

 

  Allahabad is ____________ holy city.

 

Answer: Allahabad is a holy city.  

 

 

   ___________ Quran is a holy book of Muslim.

 

Answer: The Quran is a holy book of Muslim.  

 

 

  Give me _____________ pen which I bought yesterday.

 

Answer: Give me the pen which I bought yesterday.  

 

 

  ____________ hare runs fast.

 

Answer: The hare fast.    

 

 

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Fill in the blanks with suitable article A, An and The.    

 

  ___________ Geeta is a holy book of Hindus.

(A) A                                                                     

(B) The

(C) An                                                                  

(D) All of these

(E) None of these

 

Answer: (b)

Explanation:  'The' is used before holy book like The Ramayan, The Geeta, The Bible, The Mahabharat, The Quran, etc.  

 

 

  _____________ Sun gives us light.

(A) The                                                                

(B) A

(C) An                                                                  

(D) All of these

(E) None of these

 

Answer: (a)

Explanation: 'The' is used before the names of heavenly bodies.    

 

Fill in the blanks with A, An or The wherever necessary.  

1.       ______sun rises in ________ sky.

2.       ______moon is a heavenly body.

3.       ______Principal rewarded __________ boy.

4.       ______king had _________ son and two daughters.

 

Answer: 1. (The, the) 2. (The) 3. (The, a) 4. (The, a)  

Sometimes Articles are omitted before the words used to represent some basic facts a universal truth.

  • Soul is immortal.
  • Man is mortal.
  • Earth revolves round the sun.  

Before an Abstract Noun

  • Honesty is the best policy.  

Before the word representing a metal or a Material Noun:

  • Iron is the most used metal in industry.
  • Gold is a precious metal.
  • Silver shines more than iron.  

 

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  • A is used before a noun beginning with a consonant sound.
  • An is used before a noun beginning with a vowel sound.
  • The is used before a noun beginning with a consonant or a vowel sound but these nouns refer to definite or particular nouns.
  • The is used before the names of holy books, rivers, oceans, mountains, monuments, newspapers, heavenly bodies, etc.
  • Indefinite articles are not used with uncountable nouns.
  • Article is not used before the name of games. Such as - He plays cricket.
  • Article is not used before some diseases like cholera, malaria, fever, typhoid etc.
  • Article is not used before the names of festival.
  • Article is not used before plural Countable Nouns when they indicate a class.
  • No article is used before the names of language.
  • No Article is used before Proper Noun, Material Noun and Abstract Noun.            



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